The Latest ERP Software Buyer’s Guide from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Highlights Manufacturers’ ERP Technology Initiatives for 2015

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The TEC 2015 ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for Discrete Manufacturing sheds light on where manufacturers are planning to make their technology investments and how ERP software providers are innovating to improve the user experience with the system.

The TEC 2015 ERP Software Buyer's Guide for Discrete Manufacturing sheds light on where manufacturers are planning to make their technology investments.

The TEC 2015 ERP Software Buyer's Guide for Discrete Manufacturing sheds light on where manufacturers are planning to make their technology investments.

'Nearly 50% of respondents plan to significantly invest in their entire ERP system and get more business savvy with big data and analytics in 2015.' – Ted Rohm, Senior ERP Analyst

Manufacturers have evolved their practices dramatically over the past few decades in order to adapt to aggressive global competition, and leveraging the latest ERP technology has been at the forefront. The TEC 2015 ERP Software Buyer’s Guide for Discrete Manufacturing provides a unique perspective on this matter as it looks at what technology manufacturers are planning to invest in and explores a trending area of concern and source of innovation for ERP software providers—the user experience.

In a recent survey conducted by TEC to better understand manufacturers’ ERP technology challenges and initiatives, it was surprising to see that a high percentage of respondents cited core ERP functionality such as production planning and financial management as a top challenge and nearly half of respondents were looking to invest in their entire ERP system—whether they were planning to acquire a new software solution or to replace or update their current one. Another major technology investment cited was in the realm of analytics and big data, with the aim of leveraging the insight gained from big data to become more business-savvy in the coming year.

About 1 in 3 manufacturers listed user experience as one of their least favorite aspects of an ERP system—something that ERP software providers have paid attention to and have taken great strides to improve. Over the past few years, leading ERP software providers have invested in differentiating themselves in the software marketplace with innovative and user-friendly interfaces, including more visualization tools and dashboards for easier production planning and data analysis, to overall improve the user experience.

The TEC 2015 ERP Software Buyer's Guide for Discrete Manufacturing summarizes the business and technology challenges and initiatives of manufacturers, outlines the makings of a great user experience, and runs down the key features of leading ERP solutions targeted for the manufacturing industry. In partnership with Manufacturing Business Technology (MBT), it also includes customer success stories with solutions from Acumatica, Financialforce.com, Glovia, IFS, IQMS, Kenandy, Oracle, Rootstock, and SAP. To download a free copy, visit http://www.technologyevaluation.com/research/TEC-buyers-guide/TEC-2015-ERP-for-Discrete-Manufacturing-Buyer-s-Guide.html

And for more information about TEC's software selection services, contact +1 514-954-3665, extension 404, or e-mail selectionservices(at)technologyevaluation(dot)com.

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As the world’s leading online provider of software selection tools, services, and research materials, Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) helps companies and organizations evaluate and select the best enterprise software for their needs. With its software selection expertise and advanced decision-making software, TEC also helps reduce the time, cost, and risk associated with enterprise software selection. Today, TEC is recognized as an industry-leading software selection advisory firm with more than 400,000 subscribers to its information services and software evaluation and selection tools. For more information, please visit http://www.technologyevaluation.com.

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